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Browse our comprehensive range of foam, wool, and microfibre polishing pads. From heavy cut to soft finishing. Available in different sizes to suit a variety of backing plates. Car Machine Polishing Pads come in a variety of materials. A super-soft foam finishing pad will refine paintwork to a professional standard. A finishing pad is also a great way to apply your favourite carnauba wax or sealant.

Choosing your car polishing pads can be a little daunting if you haven't used any before. To keep things simple, we would say 2 or 3 pads from the same manufacturer with different "cut levels". This will give you everything you need to remove 80% of car swirls and light scratches in an easy 2/3 step process. If they have matching compounds, even better. Don't worry about the different brands colours or shapes at this time, personal preference depending on the paintwork you are working on will come into play once you hone in your skill.

Foam Pads, Microfibre Pads or Wool Pads. What should I choose?

  • Extreme Cut = Microfibre & Wool
  • Heavy / Medium Cut = Microfibre, Wool & Foam
  • Final Finish = Foam
  • All will create a lot of dust if overloaded with compound
  • Harder paint recommend going for Microfibre as it will save you a lot of time
  • Soft paint you will need a foam pad to finish regardless of what you start with
  • Beginner, regardless of paint hardness, stick with Foam
  • Wool if you are a professional, as they can get messy and if clogged won't work anyway
  • Longevity, foam is more likely to fall apart quickly if the pad is cheaper or mishandled. Microfibre and wool can wear down becoming less effective over time.

A few things to remember

  • Choose the correct size for your machine polishing backing plate (exact or ever so slightly over)
  • Thicker pads are move forgiving
  • Test a panel with a lighter cutting pad first
  • Always use a finishing/refining pad to give your paintwork that final gloss finish
Meguiar's Soft Buff Foam Polishing Disc (Yellow) Soft Buff Foam Polishing Disc Yellow by Meguiar's from £18.95 Cartec Green Compound Pad (100mm, 150mm, 180mm) Green Compound Pad by Cartec from £7.95 Nanolex Polishing Pad Hard Grey (Slim) Polishing Pad Hard Grey (Slim) by Nanolex from £9.12 Nanolex Polishing Pad Medium Purple (Slim) Polishing Pad Medium Purple (Slim) by Nanolex from £9.12 Kamikaze Collection Sakura Finishing Pad Sakura Finishing Pad by Kamikaze Collection from £15.55 Nanolex Polishing Pad Soft Dark Blue (95m, 145mm, 170mm) Polishing Pad Soft Dark Blue (Slim) by Nanolex from £9.12 Nanolex Polishing Pad Hard Grey (145mm) Polishing Pad Hard Grey by Nanolex £7.22 Nanolex Polishing Pad Ultra Cut Beige Polishing Pad Ultra Cut Beige by Nanolex £7.22 Nanolex Polishing Pad DA Medium Purple Polishing Pad Medium Purple (DA) by Nanolex from £5.75 Nanolex Polishing Pad DA Hard Grey Polishing Pad Hard Grey (DA) by Nanolex from £5.75 Cartec Yellow Compound Pad (100m, 150mm & 180mm) Yellow Compound Pad by Cartec from £7.95 Meguiar's Microfibre Polishing Kit Microfibre Polishing Kit by Meguiar's £80.00 Meguiar's DA Microfibre Finishing Disc (2 Pack) Detailer DA Microfibre Finishing Discs by Meguiar's from £29.00 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Heavy Cutting Pad Yellow (135mm) HEX-LOGIC Heavy Cutting Pad (Yellow) by Chemical Guys £12.95 Scholl Concepts SpiderPad (Purple) SpiderPad (Purple) by Scholl Concepts from £4.72 Scholl Concepts Polishing Pad (Orange) Polishing Pad (Orange) by Scholl Concepts from £3.32 Scholl Concepts SpiderPad (Navy Blue) SpiderPad (Navy Blue) by Scholl Concepts from £5.29 Lake Country HDO Microfiber Heavy Cutting Pads HDO Microfiber Heavy Cutting Pad by Lake Country from £9.45 Rupes Soft Interface Pad 7mm Soft Interface Pad 7mm by Rupes from £8.00 Cartec Refinishing Lambswool Cutting Pad (80mm & 145mm) Lambswool Cutting Pad by Cartec from £13.25 Rupes X-Cut Foam Abrasives Box 20 X-Cut Foam Abrasives Box 20 by Rupes from £30.80 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Ultra Light Finishing Pad Red (135mm) HEX-LOGIC Ultra Light Finishing Pad (Red) by Chemical Guys £12.95 Chemical Guys Hex-Logic Polishing/Finishing Pad Blue Hex-Logic Polishing/Finishing Pad (Blue) by Chemical Guys from £12.95 ValetPro Maximum Cut Polishing Pad (150mm) Maximum Cut Polishing Pad by ValetPRO £9.50 ValetPro Medium-Heavy Polish Pad (150mm) Medium-Heavy Polish Pad by ValetPRO £9.50 Flexipads Interface Pad Cushion GRIP (75mm, 125mm & 150mm) Interface Pad Cushion GRIP by Flexipads from £7.95 Rupes Professional Dust Extraction S230L Professional Dust Extraction by Rupes £495.00 Rupes Non-Woven Fleece Bag (5 Pack) Non-Woven Fleece Bag (5 Pack) by Rupes £49.00 Rupes HQ400 Film Abrasive 150mm (100 Pack) HQ400 Film Abrasive 150mm (100 Pack) by Rupes from £63.00 Rupes MP330 Abrasive Paper 150mm (100 Pack) MP330 Abrasive Paper 150mm (100 Pack) by Rupes from £40.00 Coatic Carbon Fibre Polishing Pad Removal Tool Carbon Fibre Polishing Pad Removal Tool by Coatic £13.00 Flex FS 140 Flexible Shaft (Shaft Only & Complete Set) Flexible Shaft by FLEX from £222.00 Cartec Refinish Microfiber Cutting Disc White (80mm & 135mm) Microfiber Cutting Disc White by Cartec from £23.65 Cartec Refinish Microfiber Finishing Disc Black (80mm & 135mm) Microfiber Finishing Disc Black by Cartec from £23.65 Lake Country Snappy Pad Cleaning Powder (8 Pack) Pad Cleaning Powder by Lake Country from £12.00 Scholl Concepts Polishing Pad (Purple) Polishing Pad (Purple) by Scholl Concepts from £3.68 Rupes iBrid Nano DA Fine Pads (Yellow) iBrid Nano DA Fine Pads (Yellow) by Rupes from £3.95 Rupes X-Cut Foam Interface Pad (125mm) X-Cut Foam Interface Pad by Rupes £12.00 Scholl Concepts SpiderPad (Black/White) SpiderPad (Black/White) by Scholl Concepts from £5.29 Kamikaze Collection Banzai Dynamics Polishing Pad (Red) Banzai Dynamics Polishing Pad (Red) by Kamikaze Collection from £15.55 Nanolex 150mm (6") Medium Thermo Polishing Pad (5 Pack) Medium Thermo Polishing Pad (5 Pack) by Nanolex £48.95 Flexipads Microfibre One Cutting Disc Microfibre One Cutting Disc by Flexipads from £5.95 Meguiar's 2 Stage Polishing Kit 2 Stage Polishing Kit by Meguiar's £55.00 Flexipads PRO-Detail Hex-Logic Orange Cutting Pad 100mm PRO-Detail Hex-Logic Cutting Pad (Orange) by Flexipads from £7.95 Meguiar's Soft Buff Foam Finishing Disc (Black) Soft Buff Foam Finishing Disc Black by Meguiar's from £18.95 Scholl Concepts NEO Spider Polishing Pad (Orange) NEO Spider Polishing Pad (Orange) by Scholl Concepts £13.73 Cartec Anthracite Compound Pad (100mm, 150mm & 180mm) Anthracite Compound Pad by Cartec from £7.95 Cartec White Compound Pad (100mm, 150mm, & 180mm) White Compound Pad by Cartec from £7.95